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Lowes joins Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 for 2016

Lowes joins Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 for 2016

Sam Lowes has joined the Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 team for the 2016 season while Xavier Simeon departs.

Federal Oil and Gresini Racing have renewed their partnership, started back in 2012, and they will be racing together again in the 2016 Moto2 World Championship: next year, the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 will line up with British rider Sam Lowes aboard a 2016 Kalex machine.

Sam Lowes, born on September 14th, 1990 in Lincoln (UK), was crowned Supersport World Champion in 2013 thanks to 6 wins and a total of 11 podium finishes out of 12 races. In 2014 Lowes made his debut in the Moto2™ World Championship, collecting a fifth place in the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island as best result. Last April, in the Grand Prix of the Americas at Austin, the British rider scored his first win in the series.

For Federal Oil, market leader in lubricants for motorcycles in Indonesia - a country with an expanding motorcycling market for motorcycles and where MotoGP enjoys a tremendous interest from the media and the fans - the project will continue to be a powerful marketing tool to acquire reputation on the global stage in a particularly strategic period, in which the company is landing in specific markets.

Sam Lowes: “I am really looking forward to joining Team Federal Oil Gresini in Moto2 next season. I believe that I have the potential to win the championship and the team’s strong racing pedigree will hopefully provide the support I need to claim the title. 2016 will be my last year in Moto2 before stepping up to MotoGP and I am determined to try to leave the series as World Champion. I know my fans were keen to see me contest the championship on a Kalex and the  move to Team Federal  Oil Gresini Moto2 enables me to do that. I’ll be working hard with the new team over the winter to build strong relationships with the new team and ensure that I fully understand the bike. I feel that I have matured as a rider over the 2015 race season and hope to be able to use the learnings I’ve made to approach this fresh challenge and emerge victorious”.

Patrick Adhiatmadja (CEO Federal Oil): “We are happy and proud to continue to support Gresini Racing, a highly professional team with which we established a very good working relationship over the years. For the 2016 season, we set ourselves very ambitious goals together with Sam Lowes: this will ensure a great exposure to the Federal Oil brand and this will also be reflected in increased consumer confidence towards our products. In Indonesia an increasingly number of fans is following us closely, so we hope to be able to repay this great enthusiasm. We would like to thank Xavier Siméon for the beautiful podium finishes in these two years together”.

Fausto Gresini: “It’s a great pleasure for me to be able to continue the important project in the Moto2 World Championship together with Federal Oil: in 2016 we will face our fifth season together in an extremely hard fought category. We are preparing to do so in the best possible way, setting ourselves ambitious goals: we will count on an excellent technical package, with a brand new 2016 Kalex, and we will line up Sam Lowes, a talented rider who is proving to have all it takes to fight at the top. Last July at Sachsenring with Siméon we gave to Federal Oil the first win in Moto2: we will continue to do our best to close in a good way the 2015 season and we would like to thank Xavier for his hard work and for the good results obtained together. We wish him to get the satisfaction he deserves in the future.”

Moto2, 2015, Sam Lowes, Federal Oil Gresini Moto2

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